Italian Oregano Thyme blooms in early spring just as the new growth from Marshall’s Memory Oregano is emerging. The thyme is about 12 inches tall. It will bloom for about four weeks before shutting down. Once out of bloom, it is necessary to prune it back six or eight inches to encourage fresh useable growth. This will also make it tidier looking than if it is left alone to its own devices.
Oregano Maru and Italian Oregano Thyme Honeyed Pork Chops
- 4 Pork Chops
- 1/4 cup packed fresh Origanum maru
- 1/4 cup packed fresh Italian Oregano Thyme
- About 1/4 cup honey
- Salt and Pepper
Brush the pork chops on both sides with honey. Finely chop both herbs and mix together. Coat the chops on both sides with the herbs. Salt and Pepper to taste. Place on the high rack of the broiler and sear each side for about five minutes. Lower broiler rack and continue cooking until done. This usually takes about ten minutes per side (depending on the thickness of the chops). These delicious pork chops can be made using dried herbs instead by reducing the quantity by half. They can also be cooked on a grill.
Lilac flowered Italian Oregano Thyme (on the right in the front) and beautifully bloomingSanta Barbara Daisy point out how beautiful a culinary herb can be.
This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Italian Oregano Thyme Plug Trays are available.